I don’t think that any of us would argue with the fact that our future lies in the hands of our children and future generations to come.  So it would therefore make sense that the food we provide for them is nutritious, right?  Although some strides have been made specifically on the front to improve school lunches, it looks like these newly updated nutrition standards are now at risk.   Some members in Congress are currently trying to make it optional, not mandatory, for schools to serve fruits and vegetables.  Is nothing sacred?  This is a clear case of politicians attempting to politicize school lunch programs.  It certainly would appear that food companies are exerting their influence over politicians because they are fearful that the proposed nutrition standards might reduce the sales of processed foods, such as pizza and hot dogs.

We would like to encourage our readers to let congress know the importance we place on our children’s health.  Please check out the following links for additional information:

Act today and tell Congress not to gut school lunch standards and damage kid’s health. 

http://time.com/2885124/alice-waters-the-fate-of-our-nation-rests-on-school-lunches/

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/29/opinion/michelle-obama-on-attempts-to-roll-back-healthy-reforms.html